Books

With its timely twist and the current sociopolitical climate, "The Nutcracker in Harlem" begs to be on the shelves now rather than later.
Barney Rosset reconsidered, and Martin London's life as a pugnacious lawyer.
Writers Speak starts Wednesday, with the college's new hires, Amy Hempel and Cornelius Eady, reading from their work.
In “Liner Notes,” Loudon Wainwright III weaves tales of a meandering career marked by deep ambivalence with candid admissions of personal shortcomings that closely tracked those of his father, the celebrated Life magazine writer.
Poetry Pairs is back at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater on Sunday with readings by Stephen Dunn and Jill Bialosky.

On the life and excellent enthusiasms of a 19th-century Parisian photographer, writer, illustrator, and balloonist.

Lucas Hunt, in his new book of poems, “Iowa,” engages his subject matter through use of precise evocative imagery.

Jill Bialosky uses 51 poems in her affecting memoir to demonstrate how reading and remembering poetry can provide a kind of salvation.

Dodge City may have been a small cow town, but it had 16 saloons, 47 prostitutes, and gunfights nearly every night.
The fund-raiser called “the premier literary event of the Hamptons” is bound to be a good time.
A Lustgarten fund-raiser doubles as a tribute to poets lost to pancreatic cancer.

If there’s a new book on politics that should be read at the Trump White House — but probably won’t be — it’s this one.
A Comic Book Extravaganza on Cove Hollow Road in East Hampton courtesy of Nancy Silberkleit of Archie Comics.